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106.5 The End's Festivus Featuring Bastille
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11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Barbara Kingsolver
The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and features a presentation by a New York Times bestselling author. We have hosted the event for ten years, previously featuring: • Ann Patchett, 2017 • Wiley Cash, 2016 • David Baldacci, 2015 • James Patterson, 2014 • Charles Frazier, 2013 • Jill Conner Browne, 2012 • Ron Rash, 2011 • John Hart, 2010 • Sara Gruen, 2009 • Elizabeth Kostova, 2008 The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction begins with a cocktail hour silent auction for general admission guests while our Platinum Corporate Partner and other VIP pass-holders join the featured author for a private reception. All guests enjoy a three-course dinner, a presentation by a Literacy Council student, and a keynote presentation by the featured author. The evening will close with a book signing for the general admission guests. Funds raised at the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction benefit the Literacy Council’s programs that teach reading, writing, spelling, and English language skills to individuals in Buncombe County. We serve over 300 students and over 1,250 book recipients annually through four programs: Adult Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, the Augustine Project, which serves low-income children, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We give opportunities to people who don’t believe they have a second chance to learn. Besides being a principal fundraiser, Authors for Literacy is also a vehicle to promote the Literacy Council’s mission: to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors and access to literacy resources. The event increases community awareness of our programming and recruits new volunteers, donors, and board members.
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Community Event
14th Annual Literary & 6th Annual Youth Literary Competitions
14th ANNUAL LITERARY & 6th ANNUAL YOUTH LITERARY COMPETITIONS Short Story & Poetry Sponsored by the Perihelion Book Club of Rock Hill* AWARDS RECEPTION | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | 6 PM Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730 The Arts Council of York County presents its 14th Annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States, and the 6th Annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County, SC
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15 Short Film Festival
The 15 Short Film Festival has been on the Charlotte cultural event since 2003. The festival has become a stop for short film makers from around the world.15 strives to search out the best shorts in the world that are fifteen minutes or less. There are five categories which include: DRAMA - EXPERIMENTAL - COMEDY - ANIMATION - DOCUMENTARY. The past events have had entries and official selections from over 20 countries and 50 film festivals. Some have included award winning films as well as student films.15 has become one of the best known stops for short film makers. Several films screened here in the past have gone on to be Oscar nominated as well as winners.
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2018 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game
The 2018 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will once again be held in Charlotte, NC. The game will take place on Saturday, December 1st. We have great ticket options available including our Bojangles’ Four Pack. This package includes FOUR tickets to the game, FOUR $5 Bojangles’ gift cards, and FOUR ACC Football hats starting at just $108. This offer is only available in advance and while supplies last. If you are interested in reserving tickets for finding out more information, call (336) 701-1420. Website:
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Flea Market, Antiques, Community Event, Holiday
2018 Vintage Charlotte Winter Market
VTGCLT is popping up at The Fillmore Charlotte for the seventh annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 60+ of the region's best vintage & handmade vendors. Yelp Charlotte is supplying shopping bags for the first 500 customers. HEX Coffee will be on hand keeping us caffeinated and if you get hungry, you can visit The Dumpling Lady! $7 early bird entry at 9am // $2 general admission 10am-4pm Parking is free.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday, Auction
22nd Annual Sandhills Children's Center Festival of Trees
The 22nd Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees will take place November 28 – December 1 at The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst, NC. The Festival will open daily at 10:00 a.m. and admission is by any monetary donation at the door. Proceeds provide vital therapies to children with special developmental needs. Stroll among 200+ holiday trees, wreaths, and gift baskets all available for bids at an online auction. Get more information
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Fair/Festival, Community Event, For the Family, Living History, Social Event
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival - FINAL HUZZAH!
Chomp a Turkey Leg before Turkey Day and don't miss the last chance of the year to experience your best day out in History! Donate canned foods at the Festival entrance and SAVE $15 by receiving FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free). Don't miss your last chance to take part in the merriment! One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more. Can food donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of The Metrolina.
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Comedy, Variety Show, Experimental/Perf. Art, Interactive, Shakespeare
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival - Pirates' Christmas!
ARRRRGH! It's foolish pleasures and pirate's treasures! Special Pirate Entertainment scheduled all weekend long! Start your Holiday shopping early and save at the Fairhaven Village Marketplace! Purchase $250 or more in festival arts & crafts and receive two FREE $25 Renaissance Festival Tickets valid for the remaining two weekends of this 2018 season. Offer valid for purchases made November 3 and 4, 2018 only. Must present receipts on day of purchase at the information booth located outside Festival entrance to receive tickets. One offer per person. You can also Win Free Tickets for a Return Visit (and other prizes too) in the Pirate Costume Contest! Dress as your favorite scurrrrvy dog and win prizes in the Pirate's Costume Contest!
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Fair/Festival, Community Event, For the Family, Social Event, Living History
25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival - Time Travelers Weekend!
You don’t need a passport to Time Travel to the 16th Century! Come as you are or dress as your favorite time traveling character inspired by movies, TV, comic books, science fiction and/or fantasy - all costume genres welcome! Journey through our Time Travelers Display featuring the DeLorean Time Machine replica from Back To The Future and Doctor Who! Tardis. A portion of optional donations collected will be contributed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. For more information on the DeLorean Time Machine, see here Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors! Click here for a detailed list of authors participating in the event! Win FREE Tickets for a return visit (and other prizes too) in the Time Traveler’s costume contest! Contest begins at 2:00 PM for children and adult contest to follow immediately after at the Haven (located beyond the Edgewood Theatre). Children ages 5-12 are FREE with a donation of school supplies at the Parent Teacher Magazine and Classroom Central booth at the Festival entrance or at Park Road Books in Charlotte. (Children under 5 always free).
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